Samuel May

Sam May is Advisory Board Chair at Maine Harvest Credit Project. He grew up in midcoast Maine where he co-founded Smith and May Masonry and helped his brother start Peter Ott’s Restaurant in Camden. After earning an MBA in international business, he worked in Silicon Valley as an equity research analyst and managing director with US Bancorp Piper Jaffray, covering technology stocks worldwide. In 2005 he moved to Hong Kong and helped Chinese companies navigate US capital markets until his return to Maine in 2011. Sam currently serves on the board of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), where he sits on the executive, finance, and fundraising committees. He also serves on the steering committee of Slow Money Maine. Sam lives in Portland with his wife and family.

Credit unions: the not-for-profit structure that philanthropy should note

Supporting credit unions could be the way for foundations to practice a more equitable and inclusive approach.